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Business Athletes, Tech Savvy, and the Further, Faster Lifestyle.

2018 World Cup Teams

Predicting the World’s Best International Football (Soccer) Team

      The grandest sports tournament on Earth is here, and that can only mean one thing: predictive modeling!   Launch Consulting, with an assist from Gradient Metrics, delivered a statistical model to assess soccer team strength, across all national teams to have ever...
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Meet Business Athlete: Lorena Puga Ayala

If there is one theme song that could describe her bright and outgoing personality, it would be Cyndi Lauper’s, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Meet Lorena Puga Ayala, Senior Project Manager.  
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Meet Business Athlete: Jon Crosby

When he was eight years old, Jon acquired his first computer – a Commodore 64. This would be the spark that would start Jon’s journey into the growing world of tech. Meet Jon Crosby, Sr. Project Manager and  Launch Business Athlete. Get to know the...
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Ryan McClure

Meet Business Athlete: Ryan McClure

Recently emigrated from Seattle to Roseville, Ryan McClure is bringing Launch’s Pacific Northwest charm to his new position in sunny California. Meet Ryan McClure, Director of Engagement for Launch. Get to know the rest of our business athletes here.  People often ask why we work with...
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Chelsea Hansen, Business Athlete

Chelsea Hansen Promoted to Senior Director of Operations at Launch Consulting Group

Growth Never Stops: Senior Leadership Move Helps Launch Scale and Orchestrate Dynamic Business Launch is excited to announce the promotion of Chelsea Hansen to Senior Director of Operations. In her new role, Chelsea will work with the practice directors across Launch Consulting to oversee team...
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Professor Madness standing in front of march madness bracket

Madness Reigns in 2018

Jared Endicott aka Professor Madness “I can calculate the movement of stars, but not the madness of men.” – Sir Isaac Newton I had hoped this blog post would be one where I talked about how predictive analytics proved the victor in my NCAA Tournament...
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Professor Madness Attempts to Predict NCAA Hoops Winner with No Knowledge of Basketball

See how Professor Madness uses predictive analytics to create NCAA bracket.
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Kim Milbauer Promoted to GM

Growth Never Stops | Senior Leadership Move Helps Launch Scale for Success Roseville, CA — Launch Consulting Group announces the recent promotion of Kim Milbauer to General Manager, a new position created to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory. The move coincided with a geographic organization structure implemented...
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Data Roadmap Assessment

vSphere 6.5 – Assess and Optimize

Support for VMware vSphere 5.5 comes to an end in September 2018, and with it come significant implications for your virtual infrastructure. As with any other major “end of support” technology event, there are key considerations for organizations still running vSphere 5.5 and earlier. These...
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Samsung Smartsuit on Speed Skater

Top Tech at this Year’s Winter Olympics

People around the globe eagerly await the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, where athletes from nearly 90 countries have been relentlessly training for years to show the world what they are made of. Business Athletes at Launch, however, are...
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SPM Indycar 5

Launch Extends Machine Learning Partnership with SPM IndyCar

Machine Learning at 225 mph? We Make it Fly.   Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) and Launch Consulting announced today a multi-year extension of their technical team partnership. Launch will provide Advanced Analytics & Machine Learning to help the racing team go further, faster. The announcement...
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AI brain willed with data

AI for NextGen Businesses

By Jared Endicott, aka Professor Madness AI / Advanced Analytics Manager  Last month I traveled down to Los Angeles for the NexGen2017 Conference. This was a chance for me to learn about the latest developments in cloud, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI). After two days of keen speakers,...
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When Good IoT Toys Go Bad

A SLEW OF OUR FAVORITE “THINGS” What’s on your wish list this holiday season? If voice activated devices, drones, Internet-connected toys and home automation gadgets were in your shopping cart on Cyber Monday, you’re in good company. And you’re a target — along with everyone...
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Top IoT Deals on Cyber Monday

A Dozen Connected Devices in One Day of Deals Launch elves cultivated some of the best IoT bargains across the web — but act fast, because these deals end after Cyber Monday!   1. Furbo Interactive Dog Camera & Treat Tosser | $169 Furbo Dog Camera:...
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Happy Fibonacci Day :: 11-23!

From rabbits to golden ratios…Growth Never Stops Today at Launch we’re thankful for many things – especially employees, clients and partners that fuel our Value #9, “Growth Never Stops.” Coincidentally, November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci Day because the date written in mm/dd is 11/23....
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USO military transition to tech

Veterans Day: Launch/TA Group announce USO Pathfinder support

On November 10,  the official observance of Veterans Day, we took time to honor all those who have served their country. Launch is part of TA Group Holdings (TAG), which was founded by an Army Veteran, an Airman, and an Argentine immigrant. From the beginning, the...
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Nov 8 Tech Talk

Join us for Quarterly Tech Talks – senior level insights and technical best practices. Date: Wednesday, November 8  |  Time: 4:30 – 7:00pm Place: Launch Consulting Group, 3009 Douglas Blvd. Ste 300, Roseville Cost: FREE Naheed Keval (Senior IT Manager with Blue Shield in Sacramento) shares...
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Ryan Day

#TBT to the big send-off for Ryan M. as he heads to Roseville for his new leadership position as Delivery Director for Northern California. Launch Value #3: Opportunity is for Everyone. Congrats, Ryan! Watch the Video  >
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Launch Donates Laptops to Timmy Global Health

In the News: Launch Consulting continues to donate old laptops to Indianapolis-based global health and medical service organization, Timmy Global Health.    As a technology company who specializes in digital transformation and modernization, Launch continually updates to the newest devices, leaving machines that no longer...
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Candidate of the Week

Candidate Of The Week – Sr. Support Engineer

  Sr. Technical Support Engineer We have been working with this candidate and he’s amazing!  Great communication skills, great personality, extremely detailed oriented and an absolute pleasure to represent!  He was recently part of a large lay-off and looking for a place he can really...
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